April 29, 2013

Farewell

Quick sketch for Illustration Friday...topic:  "Farewell"



41 comments:

  1. Love it. I'd know your style anywhere, Elizabeth.

    They cut down two huge pine trees in my neighborhood yesterday that were a crow hangout. Not a fan of crows but they probably had nests in those trees. Wonder what they'll do now? Could you imagine coming home to find someone took your home away?

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    1. Thanks for the recognition, Ted :) ...and I agree--homelessness is not a good thing for anyone.

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  2. I wonder if he wants to fly off too, or will he just watch them til they disappear and then get on with his work? Possibly the latter, but images stay with you....
    Axxx

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    1. I think he's thinking about booking a flight ;)

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  3. I GOT SCARED WHEN I SAW the title of your post on my sidebar! I thought YOU were saying "farewell" to blogging...I hope that is not the case! Anyhow, your illustration is lovely my dear. Good to see you again! Anita

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    1. Oh dear! That didn't occur to me, but I'm sure I would have had the same dreaded thought had I seen it on yours! Glad you like Mr.Farmer Bird :)

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    1. Haha! Yes! (See comment above about flight booking ;) )

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  5. Hi Beth.
    This image is so poignant. It illustrates exactly how I feel when the barn swallows leave in the fall. But they just came back last week, so all is good!
    Kathryn

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    1. Glad for you for their return. Spring is springing! And I'm glad you are touched by him.

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  6. Beth?? Beth!?! You've got all kindsa nicks, huh, girl? ;)

    Beautiful illustration. Sadly, we have come to expect nothing less. Your talent is spoiling your fans. :)

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    1. Suzzze dear...you have no idea how many. Shall I list them? ;) Glad you like Mr.Farmer Bird...maybe you can name him--then we'll find a nickname ;)

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  7. That's very sweet, and the "air-iness" of the drawing is just perfect!

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  8. How melancholy...if only he could fly!
    Beautiful and sensitively rendered.

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  9. I was looking at your illustration and trying to think of the word to describe that sad look in his eyes...but it wasn't sad...then I saw Cindy's comment..."wistful". It's a beautiful illustration that tells so much story.

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    1. Sorry Elizabeth that was me...logged in with work account.

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    2. Thanks, Claire! By the way, the Minyma Kutjara project looks fascinating!

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  10. Spot on how I feel, listening to the geese flying south over the house in the dark in the fall.

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    1. I know the feeling. But maybe they're coming instead of going. And maybe he's worried they're going to eat his crops ;)

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  11. It's amazing how much power and emotional punch a simple drawing can hold. Awesome job, my friend!

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  12. ah, such a beautiful expression, I also like the subtle movement in the birds, a nice farewell!

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  13. Parting is such sweet sorrow...........;)

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    1. Yes it is. I think all his help just flew the coop ;)

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  14. How unfair. Some birds get to fly away. And some are stuck working on the farm. Ha!

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  15. This image is so evocative. You've managed to conjure a whole world with its own stories in a few pencil lines. Wow.

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    1. Thanks, Carin. Your comments are always so thoughtful, and I really appreciate them :)

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  16. One swallow may not make a summer, but his goose is cooked as they fly away home.

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    1. Your comments always make me smile, John :)

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  17. Some people think evolution is a good thing, but mutating while your friends stay the same can be pretty lonely!

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  18. Farewell or good riddance?...this farmer doesn't have the expression that he is saying good riddance...maybe they were visitors and they had a good time eating the seeds and worms together.

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    1. Yes...good riddance. I like that. Pesky critters.

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